Source: Catholic News Service
Troubling drama covers a day in the lives of three women: mentally ill, suicidal novelist Virginia Woolf in 1923, a severely depressed 1951 L.A. housewife (Julianne Moore) and a contemporary, gay New York City editor (Meryl Streep) whose AIDS-stricken poet friend (Ed Harris) is facing imminent death. Based on Michael Cunningham's novel and directed by Stephen Daldry, the story examines the frail humanity of wounded souls whose sexual confusions, frustrations and choices put them in harrowing life-and-death situations, in which a few choose suicide to release their beloved caretakers from any further burden. A sympathetic treatment of suicide, several instances of same-sex kissing, minimal profanity and an instance of rough language. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
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